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No. 11062UNITED STATES OF AMERICAandJAPANExchange of notes constituting an agreement concerningcertain fisheries off the coast of the United States ofAmerica and concerning salmon fishing (with relatedexchange of notes and note and agreed minutes).Tokyo, 11 December 1970A uthentic texts of the notes: Japanese and English.Authentic text of the agreed minutes: English.Registered by the United States of America on 4 May 1971.ÉTATS-UNIS D'AMÉRIQUEetJAPONÉchange de notes constituant un accord relatif à certainespêcheries au large de la côte des États-Unis d'Amériqueet à la pêche du saumon (avec échange de notes etnote connexes et procès-verbal approuvé). Tokyo,11 décembre 1970Textes authentiques des notes : japonais et anglais.Texte authentique du procès-verbal approuvé : anglais.Enregistré -par les États-Unis d'Amérique le 4 mai 1971.

198United Nations — Treaty Series1971EXCHANGE OF NOTES CONSTITUTING AN AGREEMENT 1BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ANDJAPAN CONCERNING CERTAIN FISHERIES OFF THECOAST OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICATTV *L**i.j.f- axxi «ft0it'jl '*LLÏ»-*0 —-f" 1s 1st-c1 Came into force on 11 December 1970 by the exchange of the said notes.No. U062

United Nations — Treaty Series206[TRANSLATION1971TRADUCTION]The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan to the American AmbassadorExcellency,[See note II}KIICHI AICHIHis Excellency Armin H. MeyerAmbassador of the United States of AmericaIIThe American Ambassador to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of JapanNo. 850Tokyo, December 11, 1970Excellency :I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of Your Excellency's noteof today's date, which reads as follows :« Excellency : I have the honor to refer to the consultationbetween the representatives of the Government of Japan and theGovernment of the United States of America held in Tokyo fromNovember 10 to November 24, 1970, concerning certain fisheries offthe coast of the United States of America and to confirm on behalfof my Government the following arrangements which shall replace theprevious arrangements contained in the exchange of notes on May 9,1967,1 as extended and modified by the exchange of notes on December 23, 1968 : 21. The Government of Japan will take necessary measures to ensure thatthe nationals and vessels of Japan will not engage in fishing except such fishingas listed below in the waters which are contiguous to the territorial sea of theUnited States of America and extend to a limit of twelve nautical miles fromthe baseline from which the United States territorial sea is measured.1) Crab fishing in the waters off St. George Island in the Pribilofs.1 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 685, pp. 256 and 283.» Ibid,, vol. 714, p. 330.No. 11082

1971Nations Unies —- Recueil des Traités2072) Dragnet and longline fishing in the waters off the Bering Sea coast of theAleutian Islands :(a) between 169 and 172 West Longitude;(b) west of 176 West Longitude;(c) from December 1 to May 31 inclusive, between 165 and 166 46' WestLongitude ;(d) from February 16 to September 14 inclusive, between 166 45' WestLongitude and 169 West Longitude;(e) from April 1 to October 31 inclusive, between 172 West Longitudeand 176 West Longitude.3) Dragnet and longline fishing off the Pacific coast of the Aleutian Islands :(a) between 169 and 172 West Longitude;(b) west of 178 30' West Longitude;(c) from February 16 to September 14 inclusive, between 166 and 169 West Longitude;(rf) from April 1 to October 31 inclusive, between 172 and 178 30' WestLongitude.4) Dragnet and longline fishing off St. George Island in the Pribilofs.5) Tuna fishing in all waters except off the mainland of the continental UnitedStates of America (including Alaska), Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands,Panama Canal Zone, and Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai,and Niihau of the Hawaiian Islands.6) Whaling in all waters off the coast of the State of Alaska except off thePacific coast between 150 and 163 West Longitude.2. In addition to the areas of fishing listed in paragraph 1, the areas forloading operations by nationals and vessels of Japan shall be as follows :1) Near Destruction Island in the State of Washington in the waters between47 36' North Latitude, and 47 45' North Latitude.2) Near Forrester Island in the State of Alaska in the waters bounded onthe north by 54 54' North Latitude, on the east by 133 16' West Longitude,and on the south by 54 44' North Latitude.3) On the east side of Kayak Island in the State of Alaska in the waters between59 48' and 59 56' North Latitude west of 143 53' West Longitude and onthe west side of Kayak Island in the waters between 59 52' and 60 07'North Latitude east of 145 West Longitude.4) North of Tonki Cape on Afognak Island in the State of Alaska in the watersbounded on the north by 58 35' North Latitude, on the south by 58 25'North Latitude, on the west by 152 02' West Longitude and on the east by151 52' West Longitude.5) Near the Semidi Islands in the State of Alaska in the waters between 56 North Latitude and 56 19' North Latitude.6) On the west side of Sanak Island in the State of Alaska in the waters boundedNO 11062

208United Nations — Treaty Series1971on the north by 54 36' North Latitude, on the south by 54 26' North Latitude,on the west by 136 05' West Longitude and on the east by 162Q40' WestLongitude.7) On the north side of Unalaska Island in the State of Alaska in the watersbetween 167 30' West Longitude and 167 35' West Longitude.8) On the north side of St. Matthew Island, Alaska, in the Bering Sea in thewaters between 172 29' West Longitude and 172 46' West Longitude, andon the south side of St. Matthew Island in the waters between 172 17'West Longitude and 172 35' West Longitude and in the waters between172 54' West Longitude and 173 04' West Longitude.3. Nothing in the present arrangements shall be deemed to prejudice theclaims of either Government in regard to the jurisdiction of a coastal stateover fisheries.4. The present arrangements shall be effective as of January 1, 1971,and shall continue in effect until December 31, 1972, provided that in regardto the fishing as specified in paragraph 1 (2) (c), the present arrangementsshall continue in effect until May 31,1973. The two Governments shall meet beforeDecember 31, 1972, to review the operation of the present arrangements andto decide on future arrangements.I have further the honor to propose that this note and Your Excellency's reply confirming the above undestandings on behalf of yourGovernment shall be regarded as constituting an agreement betweenthe two Governments.I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Excellencythe assurance of my highest consideration."I have further the honor to confirm the above understandings onbehalf of the Government of the United States of America and to agreethat Your Excellency's note and this reply shall be regarded as constitutingan agreement between the two Governments.I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency theassurance of my highest consideration.ARMIN H. MEYERHis Excellency Kiichi AichiMinister of Foreign AffairsTokyoNo. 11082

1971Nations Unies — Recueil des Traités211[TRANSLATION — TRADUCTION]The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan to the American AmbassadorExcellency,[See note II]KIICHI AICHIHis Excellency Armin H. MeyerAmbassador of the United States of AmericaIIThe American Ambassador to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of JapanNo. 848Tokyo, December 11, 1970Excellency :I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of Your Excellency's noteof today's date, which reads as follows :"Excellency : With reference to the notes exchanged todaybetween Your Excellency and myself concerning certain fisheries offthe coast of the United States of America, I have the honor to confirm,on behalf of the Government of Japan, the following understandingreached between the representatives of the two Governments concerning salmon fishing.With regard to the salmon fishing carried out in the waters whichare contiguous to the territorial sea of the United States of Americaand extend to a limit of twelve nautical miles from the baseline fromwhich the United States territorial sea is measured west of the provisional lines specified in the International Convention for the HighSeas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean,1 each Government will paydue regard to the position maintained by the other with respect to theinterpretation and implementation of the said Convention.I have further the honor to propose that this note and Your Excellency's reply confirming the above understanding on behalf of theGovernment of the United States of America shall be regarded asconstituting an agreement between the two Governments.1 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 205, p. 65.N : 11062

212United Nations — Treaty Series1971I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Excellencythe assurance of my highest consideration."I have further the honor to confirm the above understandings onbehalf of the Government of the United States of America and to agreethat Your Excellency's note and this reply shall be regarded as constitutingan agreement between the two Governments.I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency theassurance of my highest consideration.ARMIN H. MEYERHis Excellency Kiichi AichiMinister of Foreign AffairsTokyoMo. 11062

1971 Nattions Unies — Recueil des Traités 223[TRANSLATION1 — TRADUCTION2]The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan to the American AmbassadorTokyo, December 11, 1970Excellency :I have the honor to refer to the arrangements set forth in the notesexchanged today between us concerning certain fisheries off the coastof the United States of America and to inform Your Excellency of the following :The Government of Japan will take necessary measures to ensurethat, with a view to preventing conflict of fishing gear during periods ofhigh concentration of such gear, nationals and vessels of Japan will not,during the duration of the above-mentioned arrangements, engage in thefollowing fishing in the waters and during the periods specified belowrespectively :1. Dragnet and longline fishing from August 20 to April 30 of the followingyear inclusive :Off Kodiak Island seaward of a limit of twelve nautical miles from thebaseline from which the United States territorial sea is measured in the sixareas bounded respectively by straight lines connecting in each of the followinggroups the coordinates in the order listed :(i) North Latitude57 15'56 57'56 21'56 26'57 15'West Longitude154 51'154 34'155 40'155 55'154 51'(ii) North LatitudeWest Longitude56 27'55 46'55 40'55 48'55 54'56 03'56 03'56 30'56 30'56 27',154 06'155 27'155 17'155 00'154 55'154 36'153 45'153 45'153 49'154 06'1 Translation supplied by the Government of the United States of America.* Traduction fournie par le Gouvernement des États-Unis d'Amérique.N 11062

224United Nations — Treaty Series(iii) North Latitude56 30'56 30'56 44'56 57'56 45'56 30'West Longitude153 49'153 00'153 00'153 15'153 45'153 49'(iv) North Latitude57 05'56 54'56 46'56 46'57 19'57 05'West Longitude152 52'152 52'152 37'152 20'152 20'152 52'(v) North Latitude57 35'West Longitude152 03'57 19'57 48'57 35'(vi) North Latitude58 00'58 00'58 12'58 19'58 00'1971150 57'152 00'152 03'West Longitude152 00'150 00'150 00'151 29'152 00'2. Dragnet and longline fishing from September 15 to February 15 of thefollowing year inclusive :Off Unimak Island seaward of a limit of twelve nautical miles from thebaseline from which the United States territorial sea is measured in the areabounded by straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the orderlisted :North Latitude54 10'53 28'54 00'54W54 33'54 33'54 10'No. 11082West Longitude163 04'166 00'166W165 00'164 00'163 04'163 04'

1971Nations Unies — Recueil des Traités2253. Dragnet and longline fishing during the first 15 consecutive days of thehalibut fishing season in the following areas. Information as to the dates of thefirst 15 consecutive days of the season shall be provided no less than one monthin advance to the Government of Japan by the Government of the United Statesof America :(1) The area bounded by straight lines connecting the following coordinatesin the order listed :North Latitude59 28'59 28'58 30'58 42'West Longitude150 00'147 41'148 30'150 20.(2) The area bounded by straight lines connecting the following coordinatesin the order listed :North Latitude68 05'58 05'57 40'West Longitude150 27'148 47'150 05'(3) The area seaward of a limit of twelve nautical miles from the baselinefrom which the United States territorial sea is measured bounded by straightlines connecting the following coordinates in the order listed :North Latitude56 24'56 18'65 31'55 30'West Longitude156Q30'155 48'156 04'156 31'4. Dragnet and longline fishing throughout the year in the waters off the coastof the State of Washington between 46 14' North Latitude and 46 56' North Latitudelandward of the isobath of 110 meters.5. Dragnet fishing during the period specified below, or in the event the Government of Japan is informed by the Government of the United States of Americano less than one month in advance of a change in the halibut fishing season, thefirst 6 consecutive days of such season in each of the following three areas respectivelybounded by straight lines connecting the coordinates in the order listed :North LatitudeWest Longitude(Polaris Grounds March 22—27 inclusive)55 04'167 18'54 44'166 14'54 30'166 24'54 34'167 14'54 50'167 38'NO 11062

226United Nations — Treaty Series1971North LatitudeWest Longitude(Misty Moon Grounds March 22—27 inclusive)56 18'170 24'56 20'169 03'56 12'168 46'55 56'169 10'55 56'170 24'(Corridor Grounds March 17—22 inclusive)58 32'175 52'58 40'174 20'57 02'173 00'56 52'173 44'I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency theassurance of my highest consideration.KIICHI AICHIMinister for Foreign Affairs of JapanHis Excellency Armin H. Meyer